Banana Sour Cream Pancakes

"Great banana flavor! This is a recipe adapted from an Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa) cookbook."
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  • In a medium bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a second bowl whisk together milk, sour cream, eggs, vanilla extract, and lemon zest.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones, mixing only until combined.
  • In a large skillet melt 1 tbsp of butter over medium-low heat until it bubbles.
  • Ladle 1/4 cup of batter into the pan (2 or 3 pancakes depending on size you like).
  • Distribute 1/4 cup of sliced on pancakes.
  • Cook 2-3 minutes, until bubbles appear on top, and the underside is nicely browned.
  • Flip the pancakes and the cook for another minute, until browned.
  • Wipe out the pan with a paper towel, add another tbsp and another 1/4 cup of batter, and continue process until batter is gone.
  • Good garnished with bananas, butter, and maple syrup.

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  1. nonnie4sj
    I added about a tbsp or two of extra milk, as I felt the batter was too thick. When it says wipe out the pan, it means wipe out the pan...the sugar in the bananas really carmelizes and makes the pan burn the next batch of pancakes if you don't. I ran out of banana slices and had enough batter left for one pancake. It was wonderful, so if you don't want bananas in your pancake, the batter is good enough to go without. If I make this with bananas again, I'll cut them up into little pieces and add it to the batter that way. I think these are wonderful enough to eat without syrup.
  2. sprue
    as my husband put it "if you were going to make pancakes again i would want you to make these ones" these were easy to throw together and were moist and sweet and delicious. we ate them with nothing on them they were so good. i threw in some walnuts and next time i think i might sprinkle a little cinnamon on top too! mmm mmm thanks for a new staple breakfast recipe.
  3. agiolam
    These pancakes are really good. My BF really liked them also. They were not difficult to make. I'm not a very good pancake maker anyway (the flipping) so I know it was pretty easy. I also put some in the freezer and ate them later and they were still very good. I will make this recipe again. Thank you.
  4. love4culinary
    These didnt need any toppings whatsoever... Simply delicious! I found making these a bit smaller made for easier turning...and I felt they cooked through a lot better. Great Flavor :) Cant wait to make these again!
  5. ladypit
    These were really beautiful pancakes (though they don't keep well). I had a hard time getting them to get firm enough in the middle, but that may be my griddle. I did not use the butter on the griddle as it is nonstick and I was trying to cut the fat down a tad. Nice flavor though. Thanks for posting!


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